November 18, 2009

{Phase 2} Continued

Model #1

Adding Bond Paper

Glued together 2 sheets of seafoam plastic
board, straws, bond paper, & black mounting board

Folded down edges & adding trim

WITH THE LIGHTS OFF!!! (using a blacklight)

November 11, 2009

Luminscence {Phase 2}

Main inspiration:

My ideas involve using Bristol board (creating a three sided box) and within having the bulb reflecting light within the box as well as reflecting onto an inner layer of pastel plastics of color with clear straws in front of the colors.

Added inspiration:
While working on my project I began to envision the haze of the straws and bond paper to be a view of a waterfall from behind the cascade of water so that the light is reflecting brightly against natural objects beyond the waterfall.

November 5, 2009

First Experience With Floorplans!!

Our first assignment with creating a floor plan is creating a Lake House for a couple with one child. The house consists of two bedrooms, two baths, a great room, kitchen/dining room, concrete patio, and screened in porch. After mimicking the basic layout, we were giving the challenge to introduce furnishings into the house.

Dialog Project

3D Models

After drawing numerous zoomed views of a chosen stick and personal cell phone, we were to create four 3D models of the most enhanced drawings we drew. One resembling the curves and arch from the stick and one showing passage and contrast with the teardrop-shaped models; the last two were created from the cell phone, one of my models was created to look like a maze and the last emphasises the particle curves from the "LG" symbol on my cell phone.

Luminescence {Phase 1}

During my research I found many different inspiring photos. In these three pictures of lighting involving building(s), the use of color is used which I really enjoy along with the presence of an outside object, causing shadows and shapes from the inside lighting.

Along with the examples of lighting against buildings, I like the idea of embracing a design, pattern, space around the bulb. The spacing between the material would enhace any shadows given off by the light as well as, tone the brightness of the light down.

October 15, 2009


With the "Unity" project we were to focus on the coming together of the 12 bamboo skewers and the 12 planes of white Bristol board. In my initial design I had the four proturding skewers and planes pointing downwards but after critique, I turned them upwards because, along with my inspiration of a campfire, flames explore upwards. With the addition of the red string binding the skewers in the center together, I developed a vocal point of the intersecting lines.

The bottom picture is of my box, before adding straws and this original cube stayed the same throughout the project except for the way the planes intersected by creating slits half way onto the ends of the planes and sliding them together. The two pictures on the top are the end product with the straws. The "X" on top cordinates with an etched out "X" underneath the cube on the 12" x 12" base.

September 28, 2009

Contour Leaves

The bottom picture is of my five leaves that I found in my yard and the top is my full contour drawing of the leaves.

September 24, 2009

First Drafting Attempt!

In IAR 110, our first drafting proect was to create a plan view and two elevations of a fruit of choice, cut through an part of the fruit.


Our first big drafting project was to draw the plan and elevation of a fruit or vegatable. But first we had to draw a picture, including color, of a classmates object which counted as one of our morning exercises before class! I drew Natalie's artichoke and was very impressed with myself that I was able to add color successfully! I really enjoyed this morning exercise.

September 19, 2009

Second IAR 101 Project

Our second project was to create a container for a special object. I got this pearl bracelet for my high school graduation and I wanted to create a box for it the displayed it. The length of the box is the same as the bracelet. I created a hole on the door of the box so that when it was closed you still got a glimpse of what was on the inside.
The object below was my very first draft of my box.

September 17, 2009

First IAR 101 Project

Our project was to find two natural artifacts and bind them together using a linear object. I started with the purple flower on a green oak leaf. After being critiqued I wanted to find something with less color so the purple would stand out. I also like that both the flower and stick are similar in size and length.

September 14, 2009

Foust Buildng :: Sept. 10, 2009

Foust Building on UNC Greensboro Campus

This building seems out of place because of its authentic, almost Gothic appearance. It was fun to draw while sitting in the grass outside but it was tedious due to numerous lines in the building.